Monday, April 16, 2012

A Christian Insight on the Titanic.

Yesterday, April 15, was the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the R. M. S. Titanic. The Titanic struck the iceberg a little before midnight on April 14, 1912 and sank into the gloomy depths of the ocean at approximately 2:20 a.m. on April 15. But does the Titanic's sinking hold a message to the believers and nonbelievers? Yes, I believe it does. You can get TONS of information about the Titanic's sinking that can be used as a sermon or devotion but what I'm talking about today is how to praise God and trust in Him till death. On April 15th the last song the band played before the Titanic slipped under the salty water was "Nearer My God To Thee" The song that it's chapel sung earlier in the day, unknowing that their death was a few meager hours away, was titled, "Eternal Father, Strong to Save" Here are the verses of this wonderful song:

Eternal Father strong to save
Whose arm doth bind the restless wave,
Who bids't the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep:
Oh hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea

O Saviour whose almighty word
The winds and waves submissive heard;
Who walkedst on the foaming deep
And calm amidst its rage did sleep:
Oh hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea

O Sacred Spirit, who didst brood
Upon the chaos dark and rude,
Who bad'st its angry tumult cease,
And gavest light and life and peace:
Oh hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea

O Trinity of love and pow'r,
Our brethren shield in danger's hour;
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect them where-so-e'er they go;
And ever let there rise to Thee
Glad hymns of praise on land and sea.  Amen.

Are you prepared for your ship to sink beneath the waves? Who knows what'll happen to you today? Are you ready to meet your God, the Creator of everything?

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